LOUIS (BUTCH) MEYER III

LOUIS (BUTCH) MEYER III

Work Experience:

2012 to June 2018           TABS Technologies LLC

Manager Engine and Turbocharger Testing Facility

Responsibilities: Designed and built the facility used by Tabs Technologies. Installation of Dyno Cells, Superflow Engine Dyno, all Controls and Instrumentation. Installation of Engine and Turbocharger Assembly Clean Labs. Procurement of Machinery and set up of machine Shop, Fabrication Shop and Engineering Design Offices. Oversaw Engineers in design of Turbocharger and Engine Testing Equipment and Instrumentation. Preformed Machine and Fabrication Work on all Turbocharger and Supercharger parts and installations. Diesel, Gasoline and Ethanol Engine Assembly, Dyno Operation, Testing and Product Development.

 

2009 to 2012  Frank Weiss Racing Components

NASCAR Cup / Sprint Car Oil Pump Development – CNC Machinist Systems, Engine Starting Systems and Exhaust Systems. Preformed all Engine related machine work for Racing Prototypes.

2008 to 2009                   Guthrie Meyer Racing

Team Owner – Technical Team Manager – Logistics

Team Owner, Formulated budgets, Managed ten employees, Oversaw preparation of cars and equipment, Managed Team Logistics for a three car IRL Indy Lights Team. Drivers: Ali Jackson, Jessie Mason and Shaun Guthrie.

 

2002 to 2007                      Indy Racing League    Technical Director Firestone Indy Lights Series

Managed Indy Lights Infinity Engine Program, Dallara Indy Lights Chassis Development Program, Technical Inspection Processes, Design of Technical Inspection Tooling and Program, Technical Inspection Processes, Design of Technical Inspection Tooling and Tech Pad. Assisted in writing Indy Lights Rule Book and was active on Rules Committee. Oversaw Indy Lights Race Control and Pit Lane Techs. Managed Indy Lights Driver Development Program, Administered over 100 Indy Lights Drivers Tests. Maintained Annual Budget Requirements and Managed 20 Indy Lights Technical Inspection and Pit Tech Employees.

 

1993 to 2002                Team Menard    Engine Dept Manager / Team Manager / General Manager

Oversaw all Engine related Programs for Team Menard Indy Car, NASCAR Truck and REMAX Stock Car Teams. Managed Day to Day Operations, Engine Dept. Budgets, Travel Budgets and HR for 18 employees. As Team and General Manager oversaw Day to Day Operations of Indy Car, NASCAR Truck and REMAX Teams Chassis and Engine Programs. Managed all Team Budgets, Logistics and HR for over 32 employees. Traveled to all Indy Car and NASCAR Truck Races, Traveled to 50 percent of REMAX Races. IRL Indy Car Champions 1997 and 1999, 10 Indy Car Race wins, 25 Top Five Finishes and 26 Pole Wins in 50 consecutive Indy Car Events. In was awarded the NASCAR Truck Series Engine Builder Award for Track Record, Pole Position and Race win at Texas International Speedway.

1987 to 1992              Granatelli Racing           Head Engine Builder

Responsibilities: All Engine related Disassembly, Assembly, Machine Work. Dyno Operator, Engine Tuning and Development. Chassis and Pit Equipment Fabrication.

1973 to 1986      Patrick Racing           Head Engine Builder / Engine Dept Manager / Chassis Construction

Responsibilities: Manage Patrick Racing Engine Dept Employees, Preform and Overseeall Engine Assembly, Engine Development, Engine and Chassis related Machine Work, Dyno Operations, Gearbox Assembly and Development and some Chassis Construction Fabrication. Trained at Ilmor Engineering under the direction of Mario Illien and Paul Morgan for the CART Chevrolet Indy Car Engine Program. Won the Indy 500 1973 and 1982, 33 CART race Wins, 154 top five finishes and 1 CART Championship.

1965 to 1985                Louis Meyer Inc

At the age of ten I began working with my Grandfather and Father at our family business Louis Meyer Inc. Louis Meyer Inc. was the sole engine supplier for the FORD Motor Company Indy Car Engine Program. I started disassembling engines, washing parts, learning how to use the engine rebuilding equipment, sweeping floors and cleaning the restrooms. Everyday after school and on weekends I would be at the shop doing what I loved. I have raced as a driver, Quarter midgets, Go karts, Sprint Cars, Mini Indy Cars and Thunder Roadsters. Driving is fun but my real passion is building race cars and engines that win.

Patrick RacingJohnny Rutherford, Swede Savage,Gordon Johncock,Wally Dallenbach Sr. ,Tom Bagley ,Spike Gehlhausen ,Gordon Smiley, Steve Krisiloff, Mario Andretti ,Danny Ongias, Chip Ganassi, John Paul Jr, Poncho Carter, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bruno Giacomelli, Sammy Swindell , Rich Vogler, Don Whittington, Kevin Cogan

Granatelli Racing

Roberto Guerrero, Tom Sneva, Arie Luyendyk Sr., Al Unser Sr., Didier Theys, John Andretti

Team Menard

Tony Stewart, Raul Boesel, Geoff Brabham, Scott Brayton, Robbie Buhl, Eddie Cheever,Robby Gordon, Steve Kinser,  Buddy Lazier,  Arie Luyendyk Sr., Vitor Meira, Greg Ray , Mark Dismore, Jaques Lazier

 

Engine and Engine Development Programs Worked On:

FORD DOHC Indy V8      (Normally aspirated and Turbocharged)      Indy Car
Meyer & Drake Offy 4 Cylinder      (Normally aspirated and Turbocharged)  Indy Car
Drake Indy V8    (Turbocharged)    Indy Car
FORD SOHC 427    (Normally aspirated and Turbocharged)  Unlimited Hydroplane
Cosworth DFX V8    (Turbocharged)    Indy Car
Cosworth DFV V8    (Turbocharged)    Indy Car
Chevrolet V8 302        USAC Sprint Car
Chevrolet V8 350              NASCAR Truck / USAC Silvercrown Car
Chevrolet V8 383      Outlaw Sprint Car
Chevrolet V8 400      Outlaw Sprint Car
Oldsmobile Aurora Indy V8    Indy Car
Chevrolet Indy V8      Indy Car
Illmor Indy V8    Indy Car
Buick Indy V6    (Turbocharged)   Indy Car
Brayton Indy V8      (Turbocharged)  Indy Car
Pontiac Inline 4 Midget Spec.    (Turbocharged)    USAC Midget
Gaerte Inline 4 Midget Spec.    USAC Midget
Bignotti Indy Flat 6    (Turbocharged)    Indy Car
Ford V8 355      USAC Stock Car
Chevrolet V6     USAC Sprint Car
Yamaha XJR1300      INEX Thunder Roadster

Racing Chassis Worked On:

CAE Outlaw Sprint Car       Indiana Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Findley Outlaw Sprint car      Indiana Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Gurney Eagle    USAC Indy Car Series

Patrick Wildcat      CART Indy Car Series

MARCH Indy    CART Indy Car Series

Penske PC-7    CART Indy Car Series

LOLA Indy        CART Indy Car Series

LOLA Super Vee    USAC Mini Indy Series

Ralt RT-6    USAC Mini Indy Series

Beast Midget    USAC Midget Series

Beast Sprint Car    USAC Sprint Car Series

Beast Silver Crown    USAC Silver Crown Series

Childress NASCAR Truck    NASCAR Truck Series

Dallara Indy Lights    IRL Indy Lights Series